Friday, November 28, 2014

#WIN an iPad Mini and other prizes by using the Shopular app this #BlackFriday #ad

Thanks to Shopular for sponsoring this discussion and offering us an awesome giveaway! 

So I have been using this great app called Shopular. I used it with my most recent haul and it was a big help. It is a huge de-clutter when hunting for sales and ads for your favorite stores. It allows you to see it all in one place and only the stores you need and want to see. If you are out about shopping at the mall, it will pop up all the great deals going on at that second so you don't miss a thing. It shows you coupons as well, and it's fully customizable. There is also a chatting feature where you can leave comments and get information from other buyers. It's a great app and did I  mention it's a FREE app? It's what I think is the best platform for all your shopping needs. I have been enjoying it a lot. 

Here are some examples of the great deals going on right now. These popped up while I was at my local strip mall, with some of my favorite stores that I set up the app to tell me about. I am all over some of these deals, like the 50% off everything at Old Navy! 

Shopular is also having a contest for everyone who uses the app and shows it on their social media. It's SUPER EASY to enter. Just snap a pic of the app in action on your phone while shopping today, Black Friday or the days remaining until 11/30 at 11:59 PM PST. 

You can enter on any one of their social media sites:

 For exact info on how to enter on each social media site, go to

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This year, stay connected with the Cogito Watch! #sp

This is a sponsored program with Mums the Word Blogger Network and Cogito. All opinions are always 100% my own.

Have you ever owned a Smartwatch that enables you to stay connected to all your devices?  I can say that I haven't and really don't know anyone who has, but i'd love to own this nifty technology. I think the only other time I saw this happen was on the Inspector Gadget Cartoon! Well, now you can go go gadget all your gadgets with this Wearable Technology.  Smartwatches and fitness trackers are in popular demand!

Right now, get  $50 USD store credit with code: BLOG50 This expires on Nov 30, 2014!  

Introducing the COGITO Classic , a stylish connected watch from ConnecteDevice. COGITO CLASSIC brings together the power of a connected watch with the sophistication of a precision-crafted timepiece, merging classic analog movement with a lucid digital display. You’ll know what’s happening on your phone even when it’s tucked away!

With the use of the Free ConnectedWatch App, you'll be able these essential notifications at a glance:

- Incoming and missed call alerts (See Caller ID or phone number on the digital display),
- Email alerts,
- 3rd Party messenger app alerts (Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, etc.),
- Calendar Reminders and;
- Device Low Battery Alerts.

You can also use COGITO as a remote control :

- Skip, pause and play music, and,
- Trigger your device camera at the push of a button.

One of the best parts? You don't  have to charge your watch battery every day! The COGITO comes with a button-cell battery that lasts for up to a year!

The Cogito Classic  is also 10ATM water resistant - how cool is that?!

Compatible with iPhone 4S up, iPad 3rd & 4th Generation, iPad Mini Running iOS 8 and Android 4.3 upwards on Samsung S3, S4, S4 Mini S4 Active, Note 2 & 3 & HTC One

A perfect gift for anyone you know who needs to stay connected and loves nifty gadgets!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Discover LG OLED - The ultimate family gift from Best Buy.

Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

#Hinting Season is here again and This Holiday, Best Buy is the place to shop for the best electronic deals. Especially those technologically advanced flat screen tv's you've been dreaming about.  Tv's are constantly changing and I just can't keep up. It seemed like my tv was old a few months after I got the thing!

Best Buy is my go to for most electronics and kitchen appliances and I always wait for the sales. They offer great deals, but you really have to grab them when you see them!  

If you're in the market for a bigger ,quality tv, they are slashing the price of  the coveted LG OLED. It makes an awesome home theater TV that delivers amazing picture quality and it's on sale right now. Originally it was $3,499 and now you can save $500!

One day I will be able to have my own sophisticated home theater system with this kind of TV. One day...

 The LG OLED TV  features unsurpassed picture quality, including infinite contrast ratio and stunning color that delivers a greater sense of realism and depth, enhanced color range and accuracy, super thin design and the intuitive webOS™Smart TV interface that lets you find content faster. 

What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more at

Falling in love for the first time. Eating a gourmet meal when you're famished. Traveling to another country. Some things in life you can't go by word of mouth, they need to be experienced by you and your 5 senses.  Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

A recap and why you want this TV.

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

·         The Ultimate Display! Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

·         Super thin design 

·         Find content faster with webOS 

Do you love twitter parties? Me too! 

Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Payless and Lane Bryant Shopping Haul - Plus Size Jeans and Red flats! #ad

I have been scoring a few great deals on clothing and shoes, even before Black Friday Begins. Which btw, One of my favorite stores is having a major sale this year. That would be Target and their 40% off all clothing sale. Along with $18 boots. Yeah, I'll be drinking a lot of coffee prior to that trip, at some ungodly hour. Last year wasn't nearly as good as the deals busting out this year, so I am excite!

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. Shopular sponsored this ad and all opinions are 100% my own.

   On to my Haul from last week. 

I went to a few stores, including Lane Bryant and Payless. I was desperate for some new plus size jeans and fall shoes that I could afford within my budget. With the help of the trusty Coupon app called Shopular, I had all the coupons and deals at my finger tips on this shopping journey and saved a bundle. The awesome thing about this app is that whenever you are near your favorites stores, their deals will pop up without you eve r having to check anything!   

First Stop, Payless.

As I was perusing Payless, I found some ADORABLE red flats and thought they were perfect for the holidays. Now for one, red shoes are hard to find, let alone cute ones. And two, they have to be comfortable. Hard to find both attributes in one shoe for me, but I did it and they were on sale!   These cuties from Payless were 20% off, not the 15% off shown, and they were already pretty affordable to begin with, so I snagged them fast. The last pair in fact, and I cannot express enough in words just how comfortable these are. I have never had shoes so comfy. They are endlessly padded, wide enough, but not too wide and they stretch! It's honestly like they were made for my feet. The Dexflex line is wonderful and I need to check out more styles and definitely get the same ones in black. I'm impressed with Payless lately!

Next Stop, Lane Bryant. 

Then it was off to Lane Bryant. The Shopping app showed me a deal I would have never caught ! I spent a little over $75 and got $25 off!  I was in the market for some new jeans. Desperate for them really. I normally get mine at Old Navy, but really wanted to go up a notch with more quality this time. I'm getting sick of buying jeans from them having to squeeze inside my size, only to be swimming in them by the end of the day. Old Navy is notorious for this and it defies all  logic!   So, I headed to Lane Bryant and saved a lot of money on two pairs from their Tummy and Genius fit line. When I tried them on, I fell in love and they're not falling off me by the end of the day. Score! One caveat, these run super long! I am 5'7.5 and the regular length go way past my feet. You have to wear a heel or wedge with these. They will shrink in the dryer, but not by much at all. Flare fit ( right )  is very high waisted past belly button with a "tighter tummy control" feature. I see a slight control, but nothing like shapewear. Genius Fit Trouser has very wide legs, but not as loose in the thighs as i would like. So not a true trouser.  Still, both are very flattering on my hips, super comfortable and dark! I'm a size 16 and they definitely fit true to size.

All sales are still going so hurray! Hurry too ;) 
I'm sure there will be more hauls to come soon, so keep a look out and subscribe if you haven't!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bring the outdoors inside for your Thanksgiving decor. Plus, Win and Give back!

Ahh, Thanksgiving. The time when you really feel like you can let go in all things. Let go of your problems and worries, let go of ...well let's not lie, let go of your diet and any inhibitions. Drinks anyone? How about a nice glass of white or red wine?

Take a moment with me and picture this... 

You're sitting down warm and cozy, to a golden brown Thanksgiving tablescape, surrounded by nothing but wood and nature. Grab your beautiful stemmed glass full of wine sitting on the rustic wooden coaster, that looks as if you cut fresh wood to craft it yourself.  Take a sip and swoosh it around. 

Special Thanks goes out to World Market for inspiring me and sponsoring this discussion in the form of a gift card.

The bark encompassed candles are lit, their light dancing around the table and smiling guests faces. The glowing branches in the corner bring an ambiance of peace and tranquility and the light directs your eyes across the golden table, as the whimsical sparkle of the leaves strewn across it make you wonder if fairies left their marks. A little squirrel is avidly waiting by the cutting board for the feast to begin. Your eyes are drawn to a two tiered desert holder and you admire it's unique design, while you can't help but wonder what will be on it.  

Next to that, are adorable little pumpkin holders and again,  you wonder what's hiding inside. You decide to take a peak, to find pumpkin shaped candy corn! You take a nibble or three and admire the beautifully beveled edges of the cream plates in front of you, as the host walks through the doors, wooden bowls in tote filled with steaming sides. You catch a big whiff of the delectable scents. The Holiday baking is taunting your nose. You know the main course is coming soon...

Does that sound like the kind of Thanksgiving you want this year? I know that is what's going down in my place. A veritable wood nymph gathering for a feast. Whatever you would like to call it, it's something that would suit almost anyone. Especially those who really appreciate nature, but not the freezing cold while you eat your dinner. No one wants to bundle up in coats to eat. 

I am excited for the traditional foods, but I am very fond of the ambiance as a whole. I think it is important that you make your guests feel totally at ease. Holiday entertaining should be nothing too fancy, but also nothing you'd find at your local bbq joint. 

Let's Share The Joy!

Unfortunately, the sobering reality is a lot of people in this world cannot enjoy a Thanksgiving with so many comforting amenities. Some won't  have turkey or anything to commemorate the Holidays. This is why we need to give to those who aren't as lucky as us right now. For those that are having a much harder time. We need to give back. 

Enter to Win! 

Join me in sharing the joy for yourself and others this Holiday. Enter the World Market Share the Joy Sweeps here for your chance to win $500 and another $500 for a charity of your choice! 

19 winners will be picked DAILY  AND  Participants will received bonus entries for following World Market on their favorite social channels - Twitter & Instagram and for sharing an Instagram
picture with a specific hashtag (#ShareTheJoy_WM & #WorldMarketSweepsEntry) telling us how you are Sharing the Joy this holiday season.  

A $50 World Market gift card will given away per day as well! 

Photos must be tagged #ShareTheJoy_WM  and  #WorldMarketSweepsEntry for giveaway consideration.  

Ends 11/21/14!  

Good Luck! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

#Winner for the over $50 worth of Kushyfoot Apparel #Giveaway !

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#Winners for the Hallmark Mystery Journals #Giveaway !


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The benefits of Meal Replacement shakes

Thanks to Mydietshopz for sponsoring this discussion.

Monday, October 20, 2014

3 ingredient Witches Brew Sangria. Plus, #BookOfLife Sweepstakes! #sp #World Market

Huge thanks goes out to World Market for sponsoring this post and discussion for #BookOfLife

I feel like sometimes I twiddle my thumbs all year waiting for Halloween. This is when the excitement kicks in for me. Be it cooking, making cocktails or simply back drops for the perfect party, I am your girl for the occasion. I wish that I could just design Halloween sets all year, but then again absence makes the heart grow finder so maybe once a year is just enough. About 99% of that excitement is being able to work with World Market to give you these amazing posts!